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Authorised form of nameArmstrong; William George (1810 - 1900); Baron Armstrong of Cragside
SurnameArmstrong
ForenamesWilliam George
Dates1810 - 1900
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
No 9 (formerly No 6) Pleasant Row, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (26 November 1810)
Death:
Cragside, Northumberland (27 December 1900)
Burial:
Rothbury, Northumberland
ActivityResearch Field:
Electricity
Profession:
Solicitor
Education:
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle
Career:
Practised as a solicitor, Newcastle (until 1844); took up engineering and invented the hydraulic crane, and Armstrong guns; Engineer of rifled ordnance to the War Department (1858-1863); President of the British Association (1863); Founder and Chairman of the Elswick Ordnance Company
Honours:
CB 1859; Kt 1859; Baron 1887
Memberships:
MIMechE (President three times)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/05/1846
RelationshipsSon of William Armstrong, Alderman of Newcastle
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 217-227 signed by A N
Royal Society codeNA3460
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1846/22Armstrong, William George, Baron Armstrong of Cragside: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000131Armstrong, William George, Baron Armstrong of Cragside1887
NLB/1/27Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William George Armstrong1 December 1885
NLB/1/268Copy letter from John Evans, to Sir William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1886
NLB/1/415Copy letter from John Evans, to Sir William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society3 March 1887
NLB/1/402Copy letter from John Evans, to Sir William George Armstrong18 February 1887
NLB/1/398Copy letter from John Evans, to Sir William George Armstrong 10 February 1887
NLB/6/542Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company30 May 1892
NLB/6/992Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons29 September 1892
NLB/6/523Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings27 May 1892
NLB/6/997Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons30 September 1892
NLB/6/635Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong18 June 1892
NLB/6/774Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company12 July 1892
NLB/6/669Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson]23 June 1892
NLB/6/632Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reverend Henry William Watson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 June 1892
NLB/6/659Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], President of the Royal Society23 June 1892
NLB/6/660Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society23 June 1892
NLB/6/657Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society23 June 1892
NLB/6/667Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton23 June 1892
NLB/6/1029Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company6 October 1892
NLB/6/993Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company29 September 1892
NLB/6/714Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Edward Ayrton1 July 1892
NLB/6/762Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain Andrew Noble, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1892
NLB/6/950Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West, Newman & Company24 September 1892
NLB/6/967Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society27 September 1892
NLB/6/949Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong 24 September 1892
NLB/6/991Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1892
NLB/6/1201Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Michael Foster9 November 1892
NLB/7/145Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong 10 December 1892
NLB/7/141Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1892
NLB/7/752Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong19 April 1893
NLB/7/701Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society12 April 1893
NLB/8/1017Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society10 February 1894
NLB/11/102Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society20 April 1895
NLB/11/4Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Reginald Hawthorn Hooker, Royal Statistical Society, 9 Adelphi Terrace, Strand, W.C.2 April 1895
NLB/11/308Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1895
NLB/11/329Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]5 June 1895
RR/7/242Referee's report by William George Armstrong, on a paper 'On the durability and preservation of iron ships, and on riveted joints' by William Fairbairn10 July 1873
IM/000126Armstrong, Wlliam George, Baron Armstrong of Cragsidend
NLB/1/276Copy letter from John Evans, to Sir William George Armstrong20 November 1886
NLB/6/577Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1892
NLB/11/341Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord William George Armstrong, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1895
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